Antonio Banderas Takes on Chilean Miner Role in 'The 33'


Antonio Banderas
Banderas will act alongside Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro in the film, inspired by true story of 33 Chilean miners trapped for 69 days in 2010.


Antonio Banderas has landed a leading role in "The 33", an upcoming film from director Patricia Riggen which is based on a true story of a mining accident in Chile in 2010. Variety learns that the Zorro depicter is set to portray the role of Mario Sepulveda, a charismatic miner known as "Super Mario".

The feature will dramatize the events of the 33 miners' struggle for survival after having been trapped underground for 69 days and the international effort to rescue them. The emotional rescue drew over 1 billion viewers worldwide. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro join Banderas in supporting roles.

Making the announcement at Cannes on Sunday, May 19, Mike Medavoy serves as co-producer alongside Ed McGurn for the film, which is set to start filming this fall in Chile. Medavoy previously produced Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and Darren Aronofsky's critically-acclaimed "Black Swan".

Banderas is included in the star-studded cast ensemble of Terrence Mallick's film "Knight of Cups", which has recently unveiled its first photo featuring Natalie Portman and Christian Bale.

The Spanish actor will voice Sir Clorex in "Justin and the Knights of Valour" and jump into action in "Machete Kills", a film from director Robert Rodriguez which marks Lady GaGa's big-screen debut.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  3. Paula Patton Spotted With 'New Man' in L.A. Almost Three Years After Robin Thicke Divorce
  4. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  5. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  6. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'
  7. Bella Thorne Suffers Insane Nip Slip in a Plunging Bodysuit at L.A. After Party
  8. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  9. Porn Site Offers to Produce 'Sense8' Season 3
  10. It's Official! Daniel Craig Is Returning for 'Bond 25'